Memoir and Memory: Aminatta Forna in conversation with Elleke Boehmer

This exciting event sees the launch of the Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series 2017-18 ‘Post-War: Commemoration, Reconstruction, Reconciliation’.

Aminatta Forna, OBE (novelist and memoirist, Lannan Visiting Professor of Poetics at Georgetown University) in conversation with Elleke Boehmer (Professor of World Literature in English, University of Oxford)

In this conversation, award-winning novelist and memoirist Aminatta Forna and Elleke Boehmer will discuss the ways in which Ms Forna’s work (which includes her novel The Memory of Love and memoir about Sierra Leone, The Devil That Danced on the Water) have portrayed situations of conflict and post-conflict, and how literature can offer new perspectives on commemoration, reconstruction and reconciliation.

The seminar series is run jointly between the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University.

All are welcome.

Tickets are free, and can be booked here.

Aminatta Forna